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Archive for December, 1999

1st Embedded Linux Poll Results

December 22, 1999, the popular “Embedded Linux Portal”, today announced the results of the first poll in its new Embedded Linux Polls series. The first completed poll's topic was: “Why use Linux in embedded apps?” Exactly 100 users and prospective users of Linux in embedded applications participated in the first Embedded Linux poll, whose results can be seen graphically online, at: (more…)

Embedded linux gets even leaner

December 22, 1999

Moreton Bay has released what it calls “the world's smallest DHCP server for Linux”. This lean DHCP server software is designed specifically for use in embedded environments, and it is the latest addition to the Moreton Bay's embedded Linux suite. Source code is freely available under the GNU General Public License. (more…)

Realtime Linux Workshop: Day 3

December 19, 1999

Phil Wilshire, of reports . . .

This was probably the most productive day of the whole conference. Significant proposals were discussed and the path forward planned for the next year (more…)

Realtime Linux Workshop: Day 2

December 19, 1999

Phil Wilshire, of reports . . .

Day 2 of the Real Time Workshop continued, with an extensive investigation of the inner workings and techniques of the Real Time Linux Extensions.

  • Behnard Kuhn detailed the NMT Real Time Linux Kernel. (more…)

Real Time Linux Gurus Take Linux to the Next Level

December 18, 1999

News and analysis by Rick Lehrbaum . . .

The world's leading developers of real time and embedded Linux implementations, gathered together this week for the Real Time Linux Workshop (at the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria), have reached consensus on standardizing a real time “application programming interface” (API) which will vastly expand the use of Linux in non-desktop real time… (more…) SourceForge offers open-source resources

December 18, 1999

Emmett Plant, of LinuxToday, writes . . .

''If you've got an Open Source project, look at SourceForge before you start running your own services. SourceForge is a complete success on the organizational level and the services it provides are unbeatable. CVS, mailing lists, public forums, the ability to poll visitors and project members, bug tracking and anonymous FTP, as well as the feeling of being… (more…)

Real Time Linux Workshop: Day 1

December 17, 1999

Phil Wilshire, of reports . . .

The Real Time Linux Workshop started its three days of talks and discussions at the Institute for Machine and Process Automation in Vienna today Dec 13, 1999. Nearly 100 attendees from all over the globe were present to listen to some of the leading experts in the Real Time Linux field discuss their… (more…)

Lineo to Bundle Arriba! IDE

December 16, 1999

LINDON, Utah — Lineo, Inc. today announced that Arriba!, Viosoft's Integrated Development Environment (IDE), will ship as part of the Lineo Embedix SDK, an embedded Linux development kit. Under contract from Lineo, Viosoft is porting Arriba! for use with Embedix — Lineo's embedded version of Linux. (more…)

Pacific Softworks Announces Linux Internet Comm Tools

December 16, 1999

NEWBURY PARK, Calif. — Pacific Softworks Inc. today announced FUSION for Linux, an integrated suite of Internet communication software development tools and libraries targeted at software engineers developing commercial applications on the Linux operating system. (more…)

Performance Tech. adds Linux WAN Support

December 16, 1999

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Performance Technologies, Inc. (PTI), a provider of high performance connectivity solutions for the telecom and datacom marketplace, today announced that it has added Linux operating system support to its family of Wide Area Networking protocol software offerings. (more…)

WireSpeed Announces Embedded Linux Product Development Services

December 16, 1999

WireSpeed Communications Corporation, a developer of customized embedded network software solutions, today announced its Embedded Linux Service. The new service is designed to help companies developing embedded system products quickly reap the benefits of basing their designs on the feature-rich, open-source, Linux software platform. (more…)

New Linux assembly language programming mailing list

December 16, 1999

LinuxToday ( reports that there is a new mailing list for Linux assembly language programmers. It is mostly for, but not limited to, i386 programming.

The list address is:
[email protected] (more…)

Linux Itanium (IA-64) Support Announced

December 16, 1999

Will Knight of ZDNet UK reports that “the four leading distributors of Linux officially announced their commitment to developing the open source operating system for the Intel's forthcoming IA-64 . . . architecture.” These include Caldera, Red Hat, SuSE, and TurboLinux. The four companies have collaborated via an alliance called the “Trillian project” aimed at ensuring that the very first machines based… (more…)

Linuxcare nets $32.5M from VCs; Acquires ET Linux Developer Prosa

December 15, 1999

The thermometer went up a few more degrees in the already hot world of embedded Linux today, as Linuxcare, Inc., a prominent provider of Linux technical services worldwide, announced its receipt of $32.5M venture capital (VC) funding and its subsequent acquisition of three Linux technology companies. (more…)

1st Embedded Linux Poll: “Why use Linux in embedded apps?”

December 14, 1999, the popular “Embedded Linux Portal”, today announced the first poll in its new Embedded Linux Polls series. The current Embedded Linux Poll's topic is: “Why use Linux in embedded apps?” Users and prospective users of Linux in embedded applications are encouraged to participate in the poll, which is found at (more…)